The '''John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation''' is the 12th-largest private foundation
in the United States
Based in Chicago
, the Foundation makes grants and impact investments to support non-profit organization
s in Chicago, across the U.S., and in approximately 50 countries. MacArthur reports that it has awarded more than US $6 billion since its first grants in 1978.
[ According to the Foundation, it has an endowment of $6.2 billion and provides approximately $250 million annually in grants and impact investments.]
The Foundation's stated aim is to support "creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world." MacArthur's current grant-making priorities include mitigating climate change, reducing jail populations, decreasing nuclear threats, supporting nonprofit journalism,...